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ADA Memorial road race set for Saturday in Gainesville

The 16th annual ADA Memorial 5- and 10-kilometer and 1-mile road race is set for Saturday in Gainesville, marking the 26th anniversary of the Americans ...

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Old House at Queen City and Jesse Jewel to be torn down

If you’ve been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

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State: Hall County, cities ineligible for funding

Hall County and its cities will be ineligible for all state funding and permitting until its Service Delivery Strategy agreement is approved by the Georgia ...

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Gainesville sees increase in English, math scores on Milestones

Gainesville City Schools officials said they were pleased that results from the Georgia Milestones testing showed increases in both English/Language Arts and mathematics, while ...

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Agencies acclimate to new school for shooter training

Agencies acclimate to new school for shooter training

With eyes in every direction, a quintet of officers stay in step with one another in the halls of Mundy Mill Academy, checking every classroom ...

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Plans change: Sardis-Ledan intersection to stay open other than some nights during roundabout work

Plans change: Sardis-Ledan intersection to stay open other than some nights during roundabout work

A day after announcing the intersection of Ledan and Sardis roads would close July 31 for construction of roundabout, Hall County changed course and said ...

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Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

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Alleged driver in April armed robbery arrested

Alleged driver in April armed robbery arrested

The alleged driver in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station in April was arrested this week.

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Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

A Dalton-based, family-owned flooring company with a plant in Gainesville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court in Rome.

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FLW Tour professional fishing tournament coming to Lake Lanier

FLW Tour professional fishing tournament coming to Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is welcoming back one of the more well-known professional fishing circuits in 2018. The lake will play host to a Fishing League Worldwide ...

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Boling Bridge to have single lane closure Thursday night

Boling Bridge to have single lane closure Thursday night

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 at the Forsyth County line will close to a single lane of traffic at 7 p.m. Thursday as construction ...

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Chick-fil-A in New Holland to open next week

Chick-fil-A in New Holland to open next week

Bobby Shoemaker saw a need for more restaurants on the east side of Gainesville. Now he’s adding to a growing number of food options ...

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North Georgia Community Foundation accepting nominees for philanthropy awards

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2017 Philanthropy Awards, which include the Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus ...

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UNG students painting murals on dreary public housing project walls

UNG students painting murals on dreary public housing project walls

Motorists and passersby at Pearl Nix and Queen City Parkway can’t help but see two University of North Georgia art students busy making the ...

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Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

The new Joe Chandler Road Bridge in East Hall is open to traffic.

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No major issues reported at UNG, Lanier Tech so far from campus carry law

Nearly three weeks since it became legal for those holding concealed weapons permits to carry a handgun in some areas of college and university campuses ...

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New northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road, I-985 widening study get early approval

New northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road, I-985 widening study get early approval

New road and bridge projects, including a new bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River, took a step toward approval on ...

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State seeks changes to service delivery agreement between Hall County, cities

An agreement between Hall County and its cities that delineates the delivery of services to its residents to avoid duplication of services and waste public ...

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Hall County ends Lula contract to supervise inmates

Hall County will not renew a contract with Lula to supervise inmate labor in the city.

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Georgia lottery transfers $1.1 billion to education

The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the state treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled more than $1.1 ...

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Gainesville superintendent to offer board 3 tax rate options

Gainesville superintendent to offer board 3 tax rate options

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Jeremy Williams said he will present three options to the school board to consider before it votes on a tax rate ...

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New Catholic bishop for North Ga. being ordained Wednesday

A new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta is being ordained at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and Hall County Catholics can livestream the ceremony.

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Cagle: Growing economy should be used to help Georgia's poor

Cagle: Growing economy should be used to help Georgia's poor

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has added fighting poverty to his gubernatorial pitch.

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Armed robbery suspect arrested after foot chase near Chicopee Village

Armed robbery suspect arrested after foot chase near Chicopee Village

A Flowery Branch man faces more than 20 charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary dating back to two incidents in February after his ...

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DOT announces 2nd continuous flow intersection in state

DOT announces 2nd continuous flow intersection in state

A second continuous flow intersection in Gwinnett County is among 24 transportation contracts awarded this summer by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Shafer discusses lieutenant governor run to South Hall GOP

Shafer discusses lieutenant governor run to South Hall GOP

Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, pitched fiscal conservatism and old-school Republican self-reliance in a Flowery Branch speech about his run for lieutenant governor on Monday.

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Lula deal to buy train depot in danger

Lula deal to buy train depot in danger

Lula city officials made public for the first time Monday the offer they are making to buy the Train Depot from the Lula Area Betterment ...

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Investigator details 2014 fatal West Avenue shooting

Investigator details 2014 fatal West Avenue shooting

More than two years since a fatal West Avenue shooting, one suspect appeared in Magistrate Court for a hearing Monday.

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Anglin running for re-election to Flowery Branch City Council

Anglin running for re-election to Flowery Branch City Council

Flowery Branch City Councilman Joe Anglin is running for re-election this fall.

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Public can weigh in on new South Hall school names in survey

Public can weigh in on new South Hall school names in survey

Hall County Schools officials are turning to a survey to get public input on potential names for the new seventh district middle and high schools ...

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Food stamp use down in Hall, but challenges remain for residents

Food stamp use down in Hall, but challenges remain for residents

Work requirements have cut in half the number of single adults receiving food stamps in Hall County and in 23 other counties.

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Authorities: 2 charged in home invasion were trying to collect on a debt

Authorities: 2 charged in home invasion were trying to collect on a debt

Two Gainesville men face multiple charges in an alleged home invasion in which the suspects were reportedly attempting to collect on a debt, according to ...

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Man accused of sexually assaulting disabled adult

Man accused of sexually assaulting disabled adult

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a disabled woman, according to authorities.

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Police ID man who shot deputy before taking own life in north Forsyth home

Police ID man who shot deputy before taking own life in north Forsyth home

Both the deceased suspect and the Forsyth County deputy he shot twice in the leg when he responded to a domestic-related 911 call Sunday afternoon ...

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Driver identified from fatal crash Saturday morning on Dawsonville Highway

One person was killed in a vehicle crash Saturday morning on Dawsonville Highway at Jay Mountain Road in northern Hall County.

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Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

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Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

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Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

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13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

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From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

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Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

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Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner’s Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

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NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine “Jo” Lorigo’s ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed “some unusual changes.”

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State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

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Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

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Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

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Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

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RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

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Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

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Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

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Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

A Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.

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One dead, two injured in Forsyth crash

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Council on Aging honors Miller

Council on Aging honors Miller

Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named outstanding legislator of the year by the Georgia Council on Aging on Thursday.

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Buford woman indicted in 2016 fatal wreck

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Film industry on a roll in Georgia

Film industry on a roll in Georgia

Georgia’s film industry is gaining momentum as it hosts hits from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” to AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” and the state ...

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Commissioners approve first phase of new shooting range construction

Commissioners approve first phase of new shooting range construction

An ambitious, million-dollar project to build a new gun range for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI was approved by the Hall ...

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Gainesville Police training on shooting simulator

Gainesville Police training on shooting simulator

After pulling over a suspected drunk driver, Gainesville Police Officer Griggs Wall tells the man to stay in the car to no avail.

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Daniel: ‘Absolutely confident’ Enota will be finished for 2018-19 school year opening

Daniel: ‘Absolutely confident’ Enota will be finished for 2018-19 school year opening

The president of the construction firm building the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy said Thursday night he is “absolutely confident” the building will be completed ...

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Patients pour out love for their doctor with surprise party

Patients pour out love for their doctor with surprise party

After a long day of seeing patients at his OB-GYN practice on Enota Street, Dr. Kent Miller was not all too happy when his wife ...

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White House announces 3 federal judge nominees in Georgia

Three Georgians are among 11 intended federal judge nominees announced by the White House.

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Contractor picked for $1.6 million Gainesville sewer upgrade

Aging and corroded sewer pipes identified through routine maintenance will be retrofitted using trenchless technology that officials say will make the sewer lines efficient with ...

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Lula faces vote on county service agreement

Lula faces vote on county service agreement

The mayor of Lula this week called on city council members to “remain firm” and not approve a new service delivery agreement with Hall County.

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Enota community meeting set to discuss school construction

Enota community meeting set to discuss school construction

Parents, students, teachers, staff and residents of the surrounding community have an opportunity to get updated information and ask questions about the construction of the ...

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Official: 125 families await public housing

More than 100 families are on a waiting list for public housing in Gainesville, a number lower than it’s been for the past decade.

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Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

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Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it’s only the start of economic ...

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With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia’s six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

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Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

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Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery ...

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Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

West Academy Street from Washington Street to Oak Street reopened Wednesday afternoon.

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Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

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$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

Two people are accused of having $41,800 of heroin, methamphetamine, pills and other drugs at a Buford campsite, according to authorities.

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Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat ...

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Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

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Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff and Sidney Lanier are two names being considered for the new middle/high school set to open next year in South Hall, according ...

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